Putin’s suspicious rise to power

by FRANK J. GAFFNEY, JR. August 23, 2016

With David Satter, Fred Fleitz, Daniel Horowitz, Dr. Michael Auslin

DAVID SATTER, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, author of "The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin":

  • Mystery surrounding the apartment bombings Putin blamed on Chechen militants
  • Claim that Ukrainian forces attacked across the Crimean border
  • Advice for the next Commander in Chief on US/Russia policy
  • Putin's actions in the Middle East designed to promote Russian nationalism


FRED FLEITZ, Senior VP for Programs and Policy at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA analyst:

  • Politicizing intelligence
  • Controversy of the media echo chamber, Ploughshares Fund, and the Washington Post


DANIEL HOROWITZ, senior editor at Conservative Review, author of "Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges from Transforming America":

  • Supplanting Western civilization through Muslim immigration
  • Support system in the West enabling radicalization
  • The latest on criminal justice reform


Dr. MICHAEL AUSLIN, resident scholar and director of Japan studies at the American Enterprise Institute:

  • Propensity for conflict in East and South Asia
  • China's dangerous population decline
  • Asian economic stagnation harming global markets
  • Beijing cooking the books?
  • Will Japan and South Korea seek nuclear deterrents?



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Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.

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